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Ben Miyares
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Leveraging Big Data

If you believe Erik Brynjolfsson, “Big Data” is going to “replace ideas, paradigms, organizations, and ways about thinking about the world.”
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Control wiring solution
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Control wiring solution

Eaton’s SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution is a control wiring solution that allows easier installation and commissioning of packaging machinery. It also opens up panel space in the control cabinet.
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff Automation: I/O technology enhances flexibility, performance

Beckhoff’s new EP1518 EtherCAT Box provides a greater variety of distributed I/O technology, integrating numerous functions such as 32 bit fast-pulse counters, digital inputs with sensor diagnostics and adjustable filter characteristics all into one compact I/O box.
News
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Industrial Ethernet learning opportunity

Few would argue that implementation of Industrial Ethernet is an important topic these days among controls and automation professionals in the manufacturing space, including packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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Pepperl + Fuchs: AS-Interface I/O modules

Pepperl+Fuchs’ three new G11 Series AS-Interface I/O Modules feature a simple, round housing design that enables the AS-Interface cable to easily exit the housing in any direction to significantly simplify installation and operation.
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A new approach to conveyors

Different products can be conveyed on a single line and moved in different directions, while an operator has complete control over the speed and direction of movement of the conveyed food products by implementing control commands virtually in real-time.
Take a quick virtual tour
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Take a quick virtual tour

See the latest in packaging automation technology from B&R Industrial Automation, all in just 3 1/2 minutes.
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Vision system easily integrated into control system
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Vision system easily integrated into control system

The B&R/Cognex vision system lets you directly integrate the Cognex 7000 camera with the B&R control platform. High-performance scan time is a key benefit.
Remote gates can be monitored with wireless switches like the Honeywell Limitless switch t
Feature Article
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Why wireless sensor networks are everywhere (almost)

It seems like it was not so long ago that there was a serious debate over whether or not wireless sensor networks — and wireless communications in general — were a technology suitable for industrial applications. If you take a look around, that debate is over.
Ethernet gateway modules communicate with multiple legacy systems
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Ethernet gateway modules communicate with multiple legacy systems

ProSoft's Ethernet IP gateway allows you to talk to various legacy systems. Stand-alone gateways let you talk to multitude of manufacturers' control systems--100 different protocols for industrial automation as well as building control, fire control air conditioning systems.

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